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Flashcards in Chapter 6 - fracture types Deck (11):
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closed or simple

completely internal, no skin breakage

2

open or compound

fracture projects through the skin

3

transverse

breaks shaft of bone across longitudinal axis

4

comminuted

shatters bone into multiple fragments

5

greenstick

only one side of bone is broken, other is bent (occurs mainly in children)

6

spiral

produces by twisting stresses that are spread along length of bone

7

colles'

break in distal portion of radius

8

pott's

occurs at the ankle affecting both bones of lower leg

9

compression

occurs in vertebrae subject to extreme stresses

10

epiphyseal

usually occurs in the growth plate (this fracture type is seen in children)

11

stress

usually occurs during the course of normal activity

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